farm policy, Farm attitudes, Federal farm policy
The practices and views regarding farm policy of more than twenty low-input/sustainable farmers in South Dakota are reported in this paper. First, the source of information for this paper is briefly described. Then, the farmers' participation in Federal commodity programs and their views on Federal farm program conservation compliance provisions are presented. Subsequently, the farmers' views on desired changes in Federal farm programs and on desired State and local government actions to promote sustainable agriculture are reported. Plans for SDSU sustainable agriculture policy analyses are briefly indicated at the end of the paper.
Department of Economics, South Dakota State University
Number of Pages
Dobbs, Thomas; Becker, David; and Taylor, Donald, "Farm Program Participation and Policy Perspectives of Sustainable Farmers in South Dakota" (1989). Economics Staff Paper Series. 68.